The Jewel of Medina is a historical novel by Sherry Jones. It was scheduled for publication by Random House in , but subsequently cancelled; it was. La Joya de Medina (Bolsillo Zeta Edicion Limitada) by Sherry Jones at AbeBooks – ISBN – ISBN – Ediciones B – La joya de Medina: la apasionante y polĂ©mica historia de Aisha, la esposa favorita de Mahoma by Sherry Jones at – ISBN .

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That too constitutes freedom of speech. Girl yearns for freedom to be an independant, free spirit who transcends the gender limitations of her era. Jones tries to use the ol’ tried-n-true romance formula: Though A’isha will not be married to Muhammad for three years, her betrothal to the prophet brings many unusual changes into the life of the young girl.

Nov 23, Sara rated it really liked it.

But the fact that someone, somewhere, is willing to run the risk of not letting the threat of violence inhibit free expression is tremendously comforting. The Jewel of Medina and it is an inspiring, well written adventure that brings the early days of the Muslim religion to life.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. However, linguist Bill Poser, writing on the Language Log blog, disagreed with Fish’s interpretation, arguing that “[t]he Enlightenment value of freedom of expression does not lead only to restrictions on the powers of government: I highly suggest this book to all readers.

Well, buku ini, langsung dibuka dengan prolog yang provokatif.

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His appetite for women and marriage seemed at times almost comic and unbelievable. This is an important and controversial work to make the history books. Definitely a worthwhile read, if not the most thought-provoking at least, joay for me, as I grew up with this interpretation of Islam that emphasizes social justice and personal responsibility. Bahkan Ali-lah yang pertama kali menyarankan agar Sang Nabi menceraikan Aisyah.


I found the novel to be something of a missed opportunity.

joyaa View all 7 comments. Instead, Jones sent Elnaggar a column where she speaks about The Jewel of Medina and the motives behind writing it. This is my first exposure to the Muslim culture and it is a very positive experience.

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joyaa When I realized that this book was not going to l the serious piece of semi-history that I had hoped for, I was able to take it for what it was and begin to enjoy the ride.

Mohammad was quite a lady’s man with many wives and at least two concubines. Secara provokatif Sherry Jones, sang pengarang, menulis bahwa Aisyah menjadi korban penderitaan fitnah dimana tidak ada satu pun orang yang mau membelanya.

Maybe that’s why those men were shouting. That Mohammad wanted to give us freedom, but that the other men took it away. Open Preview See a Problem?

This is such a relief from their minimalist image portrayed by today’s Muslim extremists. The characters are predictable and one-dimensional; in her attempt to add Being jonex Muslim, it’s hard to not be overly critical when reviewing the book even when I try to keep an open jonnes. Yet when it comes to his acquisition of wives, which was common for the time, she ends up giving us a lecherous old man.

Untuk kesekian kalinya Jones kembali keliru. Except she plays with toy horses.

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Oct 04, Ron rated it liked it Shelves: So I got shegry for my Bday from a friend and he chose it because he was told it was a love story and because of all the controversy surrounding it so naturally I had to read it and I was so bored I had to read it in a couple of segments. Will I be in physical pain from reading such crap?

This unabashed parade of new wives seemed to be the center of the story. Archived from the original on October 10, Ok, Muhammad SAW adalah sosok suci, tapi tidak sakral. Prior to scheduled publication in August sherryygalleys were sent out and a subsequent firestorm erupted when a University of Texas Professor by the name of Denise Spellberg decided to warn Random House that the book could incite violence from radical Muslim groups, koya the book “an ugly, stupid piece of work” and “soft-core pornography.


Spellberg stated that “I felt it was my professional responsibility to counter this novel’s fallacious representation of a very real woman’s life. Another thing that I noticed was that the book also had almost no atmospheric touches, so it seemed that there was a scarcity of historical laa cultural flavor sherry the narrative.

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Some of the most outspoken opponents of abortion rights today are acting out of guilt and shame. The Jewel of Medina is a historical fiction novel about A’isha bint Abu Bakr, one of the Prophet Muhammad’s numerous wives and, according to Muslim history, his favorite. It is easy to read and entertaining to an extent, but it lacks plot and direction, and is often too simplistic in its mini-plot resolutions.

Back to the book itself – two stars for a promising premise and enjoyable read, but it stays just on the two stars because had it been written by another writer, it probably would’ve been better than how it is now! French food to dine for. The way the author portrayed Mohammed made me really wonder how this religion ever took off. Speaking of which, I’d better get to work!

The Jewel of Medina held my attention from the opening prologue and never faltered.